The most valued ways of learning at work (2)

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The Learning in the Workplace survey (that has been running since 2010) has now had over 7,500 responses. The full results are shown below ranked by the aggregated Very important and Essential scores. The shaded cells highlight where the most received were received in each category.

The results continue to show that for modern professionals

  • the least valued ways to learn at and for work are the traditional learning activities – classroom training and e-learning (DIDACTICS)
  • whilst the most valued ways to learn for work are the experiences and activities that happen as part of daily work (DOING), through interaction with people (DISCOURSE) as well as the use of informal web content (DISCOVERY).
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1 Daily work experiences (ie doing the day job) DOING 1 6 29 64 93
2 Knowledge sharing with your team DISCOURSE 1 7 33 59 92
3 Web search (eg Google) DISCOVERY 3 20 31 46 77
4 Manager feedback and guidance DOING 5 20 38 37 75
5 Web resources (articles, videos, podcasts, etc) DISCOVERY 3 24 41 32 73
7 Coach or mentor feedback and guidance DOING 7 23 45 25 70
6 Your professional network (aka PLN) DISCOURSE 5 29 40 26 66
8 Company resources (eg documents, job aids) DISCOVERY 7 31 35 27 62
9 Blog posts and news feeds DISCOVERY 13 44 29 14 43
10 E-Learning (eg online courses) DIDACTICS 17 44 27 12 39
11 Conferences and other professional events DISCOURSE 18 51 26 5 31
12 Classroom training DIDACTICS 28 42 23 7 30
Demographics

  • 72 countries:

    • USA: 22%
    • UK & Ireland: 20%
    • Continental Europe: 26% (France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Spain Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia. Slovenia, Czech Republic, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Ukraine)
    • Oceania: 12% (Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, American Samoa)
    • Canada: 9%
    • Asia: 6% (India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Taiwan, Russia, Kazakhstan)
    • Middle East and Africa: 4% (Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qata, Lebanon, Israel, Yemen, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Cameroon,  South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar)
    • South America and Caribbean: 2% (Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago)
  • Industry: 31% from education, 25% other, 9% from finance, 9% from government,  8% from technology, 8% from health, 4% from manufacturing, 3% from retail, 2% from telecommunications, 1% transport
  • Organisation size: 66% over 250 people, 15% under 10 people, 11% 50-249 people, 7% 11-49 people
  • Job function: 64% from HR/L&D, 25% other, 5% sales and marketing, 4% from IT, 1% finance
  • Job type: 42% non-managerial, 24% senior managers, 17% middle managers, 10% middle managers, 7% non-employed/freelance.
  • Age: 34% 40-49, 28% 50-59, 20% 30-39, 9% under 30, 8% over 60,
  • Gender: 63% female, 36% male, <1% other

For a deeper analysis of this survey, go to An analysis of the value of the ways of learning at work 

Here’s a slide showing the survey rating:

So, how are organisations supporting the 4 D’s of Learning?


⇒  How are organisations supporting the 4 D’s of Learning?

Last updated: September 9, 2020 at 13:49 pm